Mottled Grouper (Mycteroperca rubra)

Also known as Cod, Comb Grouper, Hind, Marbled Rockfish, Rockcod, Rockfish, Trout

Description

Also known as Cod, Comb Grouper, Hind, Marbled Rockfish, Rockcod, Rockfish, Trout.

Found over rock and sandy bottoms sometimes close to mangrove lined lagoons and in deeper waters.
They feed on small fish and molluscs.
Juveniles found in mangroves.
Length - 144cm
Depth - 15-200m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic

Groupers are solitary carnivores that hunt near the bottom usually at dusk. Food is drawn into their mouths by a powerful suction when they open their overly large mouths and then swallowed whole.
Spawning is seasonal and controlled by the moons phase. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/1214

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